Tag: Life Stage: Newlywed & Engaged

You’re committing your lives (and finances) to one another. Check out these tips for starting your new (financially healthy) life together.

SESLOC Rewards for Wedding Gifts

10 SESLOC Rewards You Can Claim as a Wedding Gift

Wedding season is just around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating virtually or in person, you can redeem your SESLOC debit and Visa® Signature Rewards card points for a memorable wedding gift. Check out the top 10 SESLOC Rewards that you can claim as a wedding gift to celebrate the newlyweds. Not registered? Head over to… Read more »

Lifestyle Creep

Beware of Lifestyle Creep

Lifestyle creep, or lifestyle inflation, happens to the best of us. As your standard of living improves, your non-essential discretionary purchases gradually increase. You might even start to think your “wants” are “needs.” Some creep is natural and to be expected, but excessive creep can derail your finances. In extreme cases, lifestyle creep forces you… Read more »

Comparison

Singing the Comparison Blues is the Theft of Joy (and Your Savings)

Do you use others for the barometer of what you should have or deserve to have? Constant exposure to your friends’ vacations, experiences, dining out, luxury purchases, new cars, and house upgrades on social media amplifies “FOMO (fear of missing out)” and the desire to “keep up with the Jones’s.” Overtime, the idea of what’s… Read more »

Pumpkin Pie

10 SESLOC Rewards to Bring Home for the Holidays

Thanksgiving might look a little different this year due to COVID, but a small celebration at home can be just as festive and meaningful. Did you know you can redeem your SESLOC HomeFREE Checking™ debit card and Visa Signature® Rewards card points for merchandise to elevate your celebration? Check out the top 10 SESLOC Rewards… Read more »

Financial Planning Issues for New Parents

Financial Planning Issues for New Parents

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER As you prepare for life with your new child, it’s time to prepare a new financial plan for your family or make any necessary changes to your existing plan. You’ll want to consider how your baby will affect your budget, make sure you have adequate insurance, protect your child’s future with… Read more »

Wills vs Trust

Wills vs. Trust: Know the Difference

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER Wills and trusts are common documents used in estate planning. While each can help in the distribution of assets at death, there are important differences between the two. What is a Will?  A last will and testament is a legal document that lets you direct how your property will be dispersed… Read more »

Financially Preparing for a Pet

Financially Preparing for a Pet

Expanding your family with a new furry, feathery, or scaly friend? Whether you’re a first-time pet owner or very experienced, don’t forget to consider the financial impact of a new pet and adjust your budget accordingly. To begin, estimate how much money you’ll need to each year for pet expenses. Divide that amount into monthly… Read more »

Budgeting for Couples

Combining Finances? Read This Guide on Budgeting for Couples

Disagreements about money and stress over financial concerns is a major — and common — problem in relationships. In fact, it’s often cited as the leading cause of divorce. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Making your shared finances a priority helps build a solid foundation. Check out these tips for talking about… Read more »